UPDATED INFORMATION: The Board of Education of The School District of Philadelphia shall hold public hearings pursuant to the Charter School Law on the proposed nonrenewals of the Charters of Olney Charter High School and John B. Stetson Charter School.  The hearings will be held on March 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and 29, 2019, as needed, at the Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street commencing each day at 9:30 a.m. Any additional hearing dates will be posted on the School District’s website. Call the Office of the Board of Education for the latest information (215) 400-4010.

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We’ve selected 13 members for our Parent & Community Advisory Council!

We are happy to announce that we have selected 13 members for our Parent & Community Advisory Council. The Council will serve as an additional link between the Board of Education and Philadelphia communities. “We are grateful to have 13 individuals from a diverse set of schools and neighborhoods throughout the city,” said Board member Mallory…

Alfredo Pratico, Student Board Rep

Q&A with Alfredo Praticò, Student Board Representative

Alfredo is very active in his school and in his community. He is on Masterman’s School Advisory Council, the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, City-Wide Student Government, Philadelphia Youth Commission, All-City Orchestra, YoYo Club at Clemente Rec Center, and is an Alter Server at St. Andrew’s Church. We sat down with Alfredo to learn more about what…

Julia Franks, Student Board Rep

Q&A with Julia Frank, Student Board Representative

Julia Frank, a senior at Northeast High School, is an entrepreneur, holds a part-time job and is actively involved in her community. She is the owner of City Slickers Lip Balm Co., works at Ernie’s Pizzeria, and is a Red Cross/CPR certified babysitter. She has also volunteered at Kenbrook Camp, Children’s Nursery Caretaker, and Spirit…

Board Members Share their Vision for the Work Ahead

At the first public meeting for the new Board of Education each Board member shared individual statements about their vision for the work ahead.  Each message was filled with hope and excitement about the progress that is taking place in Philadelphia’s public schools and appreciation for Philadelphia’s community of educators and families. Click here to read…